Blog ArchiveCrafternoon in Aid of Mind – Learn to make your own customised canvas tote bag January 22, 2016 How to make your own customised canvas tote bagThe Crafternoon raised £75 for MindWhat you need:1m x 0.5m of calico – I bought mine from http://threadmill.co.uk/2m x 25mm cotton webbing tapeNatural threadFabric paints to decorate1m x 0.5m calico folded in halfWith the wrong sides together, sew seams down both sides, 5mm from the edgePress your seams open, then turn your bag inside out and press the seam flat.Then stitch down each side, 7mm from the edge. This will enclose the first seam you made, neatly creating French SeamsPress your bag and fold 1cm in from the top to the inside of your bag and press.Pin and stitch your webbing tape to the inside of the top of the bag attaching the straps 13cms from the side seams. Stitch both the top and bottom of the webbing.Turn your back the right way round, press your seams and you are ready to decorateThe Finished ArticlesCrafternooners with their bagsCrafternooners with their bagsMan BagShop till u drop bagAll the completed bags Previous Learn to Sew - Cushions - Workshop Newer Victorian Inspired Prom Dress You May Also Like November Learn to Sew Workshops & Courses in Bawtry, Doncaster, Wombwell, Barnsley & Chesterfield October 22, 2018 Autumn Sewing School – Earlybird discount August 9, 2018 Sewing Summer School – 5 day dressmaking course – 6th-10th Aug 2018 July 17, 2018Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.